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Climate Reality Clashes With California Dreams

Philip and Sherry Van Gelder in Oakland, where they're staying with their daughter. (Darcy Vasudev)


Thousands of people remain under mandatory evacuation orders in Northern California. Some have endured wildfires, smoke, floods, blackouts and evacuations many times. Now, even though the state’s population is predicted to top 40 million this year, some are wondering  whether California is the dream they’d hoped for.